The 12th annual EducationWorld India School Rankings (EWISR) 2018-19 survey was released in Bengaluru today. The survey rates and ranks the country’s Top 1,000 schools in 10 categories including day: co-ed, boys and girls, day-cum-boarding, boarding: co-ed, girls and boys, international: day, day-cum-boarding and fully residential. Moreover, private budget, special needs and government schools are also ranked separately. This is the most comprehensive, in-depth and extensive league tables of any schools evaluation survey worldwide.

Vasant Valley School, Delhi (day co-ed), DPS, RK Puram, Delhi (day-cum-boarding), The JB Petit High School for Girls, Mumbai (all-girls) and Campion School, Fort, Mumbai (all-boys) are ranked India’s #1 day schools in EWISR 2018-19.


Among legacy boarding schools, Rishi Valley, Chittoor (co-ed), Welham Girls School, Dehradun (girls), The Doon School, Dehradun (boys) are #1 nationally.

In the International schools category, Dhirubhai Ambani International, Mumbai (day), Indus International, Bangalore (day-cum-boarding) and Woodstock School, Mussoorie (wholly residential) have been ranked #1.


To conduct the 2018-19 EWISR survey, the well-reputed Delhi-based market research and opinion polls company Centre for Forecasting and Research Pvt. Ltd (C fore, estb. 2000) constituted a sample respondents database of 12,214 individuals including school principals, teachers, educationists, fees-paying parents and senior school students in 27 major cities and education hubs across India. In order to rate and rank the best government and private budget schools parents in SEC ‘B’, ‘C’ and ‘D’ were interviewed.


The sample respondents were persuaded to rate India’s most well-known 1,000 schools (pre-selected by EducationWorld) on 14 parameters of education excellence including infrastructure provision, competence of faculty, academic reputation and safety and hygiene. “To make the ratings methodology more user friendly, the 10 point score awarded by respondents to schools under each parameter was multiplied by 10 and rounded off to the nearest number. All the parameters were given equal weightage except the vitally important parameter of ‘competence of faculty’ which is given double weightage,” says Premchand Palety, chief executive of C fore, explaining the ratings and ranking methodology of EWISR 2018-19.


In addition to the private schools, India’s Top government day and residential schools, Special Needs and Budget Private Schools are also rated and ranked. Rajkiya Pratibha Vikas Vidyalaya, Dwarka, Delhi, is ranked India’s #1 Government Day School and Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya, Alleppey (Kerala) the #1 Government Boarding School. The Aditya Birla Integrated School, Mumbai is the top-ranked Special Needs School and St. Mary’s High School, Kalyan, Mumbai is #1 Budget Private School in India.


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